Sweet Keiran is such a gorgeous little guy. It was FREEZING that day, like in the 30s. But this guy was only in town from Chicago with his mama that day, and so we bundled up and crossed our fingers! And…it’s one of my favorite one-year-old sessions ever. The light was beautiful, this park was a perfect location, and we got some absolutely gorgeous images. Thank you for always letting me take pictures when you come to town, guys! I truly love seeing you. 🙂
I love Calvin and Hobbes (who doesn’t?), and since little Rhys here looks so much like Calvin to me, today I had to use this little-boy-quote from the comic strip. Isn’t it so spot on? Is there a parent in the universe who doesn’t feel like their kid was saying this EXACT thing in his head at some point as he banged away at something (while they were praying the noise would stop)? 😉
Meet sweet Jane. I love her, and her awesome family — I’m so glad they called me up to photograph Jane’s first year (and her brother’s 2-year-old pictures next month)! She was a darling and slept nearly her entire session, obligingly opening her bright eyes for family pictures. She looks EXACTLY like her adorable brother, which I didn’t really notice while I was with her — but prepping her photos for edit afterward, I could definitely see a perfectly petite little girl version of her brother. He is so sweet and gentle with her, I loved photographing them together. I can’t wait to see them again at his 2-year-old session in a few weeks, and Jane’s 4 month session a little while after that!
Mr. Conner has turned 1 year old, so we went to his family’s beach house in Mississippi for these pictures. His mommy and daddy took their engagement photos there, too, so I thought it was the perfect location! I ADORE the first picture of him with his (persnickety) older four-legged sister, Stella. She is just not really into the crawling/toddling baby thing, and I can just hear her thinking, “He’s touching me, he’s touching me…HELLO, WHAT are you going to do about this?!?!” Conner, on the other hand, looks so proud of himself! He is a happy little explorer, and we put a sailor suit on him at the end because his daddy sails competitively. Doesn’t he look like the perfect first mate in it? 🙂
Baby Briggs is the handsome son of a close friend who lives in Mississippi, so I only get to see him every couple of months. And as I’m getting busier and busier, I seem to be losing all track of time. All of my Baby’s First Year babies seem to be growing SO QUICKLY and I can hardly believe it each time a milestone comes around for each of them…but Briggs already turning 4 months old (GASP!) is really throwing me for a loop. I was JUST at the hospital on his Birth Day, I swear!!! And we JUST took newborn pictures!!! But no, he’s getting so big, so quickly. And I’m sure I’m going to BLINK and he’ll be in my studio for his 8 month session. But enough nostalgia…here’s Briggs at 4 months. He’s such a HAPPY baby, I didn’t even really get an “upset” face for our Expressions Collage we do at this age. His daddy stood to the side and made him laugh, which I loved because that’s exactly what we did to make Briggs’ big sister laugh for her 4 month session closeups — brought in Daddy. How I love this sweet family, who are such truly BEAUTIFUL people, inside and out.
Miss Bradley was a few weeks old at her first session, and her mama wanted to capture both her and how sweet her brothers are with her at this age. Bradley is so sweet and calm, she was quite laid back for her session and didn’t fuss at all. Her brothers are HILARIOUS, endlessly entertaining, and I’m sure at least one of them will end up on a stage one day. We sang the entire soundtrack to GREASE! while we shot the boys with their baby sister. Just AWESOME!
Adorable Liam is already 8 months old, and isn’t he so hilarious?! He’s got gorgeous dark blue eyes, and chubby cheeks with a dimple that he lets me see every so often. He got pretty mad each time we tried to take his toys away at the studio, so we had to be fast! He LOVES his mommy, and would rather be in her lap than anywhere else in the world. Check out the last image…and get ready to laugh out loud!!
Little Mickey is so adorable and expressive that I had the worst time deciding which pictures to include in his preview! He looks like such a little boy already. He just smiled and smiled up at me during this session, I had to stop talking to him completely to get him to give us “the lip” for just one shot. Then I started back up with the baby talk, and he was all smiles again! He’s such an agreeable little guy, and I adore his little button nose and chubby cheeks!!!
Baby Hayes is already 8 months old, and he has the sweetest little lips ever! He was trying to crawl at his session, and started actually crawling soon after. I love how fat his cheeks get when he’s chewing on his lips. He’s got some teeth coming in, but even so, was super happy and sweet. This is my very favorite age in the baby’s first year, I just sat and played with Hayes for a little while after his session. He was all smiles, I could have played with him all day (or, at least until naptime)!
Check out this guy’s ROLLS!!! I. LOVE. THEM. You might recognize little (huge!) Iver from a blog post a couple months back when we did his expressions collage. His hair has gone from brown to blonde, and grown so much, in just a few weeks! We can see he’s still quite the healthy little munchkin. He is hilariously dramatic, and flings himself face first to the floor when something doesn’t go his way. He also does an adorable wiggle-dance that makes him look like an adorable baby Buddha bobblehead. Love this little stinker!